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Fighting Irish face Indiana Hoosiers: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Notre Dame Fighting IrishIndiana Hoosiers
Dec 17, 4:30 PM | Conseco Fieldhouse

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Indiana Hoosiers Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Notre Dame when they take on the Hoosiers on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Conseco Fieldhouse).

This season, the Hoosiers are 9-0 overall and 5-0 ATS ATS, while the Fighting Irish are 7-4 and 0-6 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Indiana boasts a 3-2 on the OU, and Notre Dame is 2-4.

View Notre Dame vs Indiana Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Indiana sat as 8.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hoosiers - Fighting Irish odds would favor the Hoosiers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Indiana is rated No. 61 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Notre Dame is at No. 277. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 92-77 win for the Hoosiers.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Indiana's No. 8 nationally ranked offense (83.7 points per game) against a Fighting Irish defense that sits as the No. 139 at 64.8 PPG. The Hoosiers have been averaging 51.2% from the field, more than the Fighting Irish have managed so far this season (44.1% on average).

Defensively, Notre Dame features the nation's No. 243-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.8 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 49 nationally in scoring at home.

Notre Dame was a 65-47 winner in their most recent outing at home against Dartmouth. They failed to cover the 18.5–point spread as favorites. Notre Dame earned a 65-47 victory over Dartmouth on Saturday, getting 22 points from Jack Cooley at Joyce Center.

Indiana was a 73-72 winner in their most recent outing at home against Kentucky. They covered the 5.5–point spread as underdogs. The Hoosiers grabbed a 73-72 win over the Wildcats on Saturday, behind a 20-point effort from Christian Watford at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Dartmouth are 0-1
After a win are 6-4

Indiana Hoosiers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Kentucky are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Fighting Irish at Hoosiers trends to consider:
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Indiana is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Notre Dame
Indiana is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Notre Dame

Next up:
Notre Dame home to Sacred Heart, Monday, December 19
Indiana home to Howard, Monday, December 19